Former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has said government potentially faces a shutdown next year. The possible shutdown of government, the former Minister noted, comes on the back of the current stalemate on the passage of the 2022 budget. According to Mr Terkper, the introduction of the electronic transaction levy is the main contributory factor to the current stalemate
The government says it is not under pressure to refinance the country’s maiden bond issued in 2007 “at any price”, hence the decision to pause in pricing a new 2016 Eurobond until market conditions improve. Speaking to the Daily Graphic about developments concerning the ongoing programme to refinance the balance of all or part of
The teams focused their efforts on a few of the highest-value S&OP levers in order to review the current planning process, identify gaps in the planning infrastructure and analytically understand demand and supply variability.
Government is expecting to realize roughly US$886 million as petroleum revenue for 2021. This was announced by the caretaker Finance Minister and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bosnu during the 2021 budget presentation in Parliament on Friday, March 12, 2021. The amount is made up of royalties of US$201.0 million, Carried and Participating Interest
Government missed its target of Ghs 673 million for the 91-day and 181-day treasury bills auctioned on Friday, April 30, 2021. This would be the fourth consecutive week government has missed its targets for treasury bills auctions. Auctioning results published by the Bank of Ghana, indicate that government mobilized Ghs 573.22 million for both the
Soaring natural gas prices are rippling through global energy markets—and other economic sectors from factories to utilities. An unprecedented combination of factors is roiling world energy markets, rekindling the memories of the 1970s energy crisis and complicating an already uncertain outlook for inflation and the global economy. Energy futures indicate that prices are likely to
Ghana has on several occasions warnings and alerts from rating agencies and major multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, and Fitch Ratings over its stagnant revenues and rising debt vulnerabilities. Fitch Ratings for instance, in June, reviewed downwards Ghana’s Long-Term IDR from ‘B’ to ‘B-‘ indicating an increase in the country’s default risk in repayment of its
Vice President of Imani Africa, Bright Simons has said it has become critical for more public sector borrowing in order to survive as a country. According to him, the country’s fiscal space is currently under enormous fiscal pressure, a situation he believes makes a strong case for the country to borrow in order to survive.
Former finance minister, Seth Terkper, has called on government to, as a matter of urgency, take the US$1 billion Special Drawing Rights (SDR) allocation by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to parliament for approval on how to spend it to ensure proper accountability. His comments come on the back of the finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, reportedly
From uneven economic recovery to unequal access to vaccines; from widening income losses to divergence in learning, COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on the poor and vulnerable in 2021. It is causing reversals in development and is dealing a setback to efforts to end extreme poverty and reduce inequality. Because of the pandemic, extreme poverty